Breakfast nook

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Project by DonDA posted 09-14-2012 06:29 PM 2013 views 12 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished a breakfast nook for my daughter. I learned a lot in the process, as always. Bench is in 3 parts.
Table is solid oak trestle table with cherry accents for the pins. Finished with 2 coats of dewaxed shellac and 4 coats of urethane all in natural color.

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

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#1 posted 09-14-2012 09:11 PM

I just have a thing with breakfast nooks. This is probably one of the best I have ever seen.

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#2 posted 09-15-2012 01:16 AM


-- Rick Wood

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#3 posted 09-15-2012 01:47 AM

Beautiful nook!

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#4 posted 09-15-2012 02:41 AM

Very nice. I have to a similar design for a kitchen remodel. What angle did you make the backs?

-- Jerry

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#5 posted 09-15-2012 12:13 PM

Really nice looking project…I like the natural look : )
Do the seats tilt up for storage underneath ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 09-15-2012 02:09 PM

SRWoodworker – the backs are at an 8 degree angle. The end benches were easy. However, the corner bench then becomes a compound angle where it meets the other benches. It took a little trial and error to get it just right, using Charles Neil’s motto of “just sneak up on it”. Modeling the entire project in sketchup helped with the angles.
Dusty56 – Yes the seats of both benches do tilt up for storage.

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

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#7 posted 09-15-2012 03:55 PM

Really mice design and execution. I like the overall look and style of the project, and especially like the wedged tenons on the table.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#8 posted 09-16-2012 03:53 AM

Thanks ….great job : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#9 posted 09-16-2012 05:22 AM

This is awsome.Looks beautifull, so natural.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 09-16-2012 10:58 AM

That’s very nice work, Don.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 09-17-2012 02:05 PM

Very nice execution on the breakfast nook. I like the natural look. That is the kind of results I wish to have when I get some more experience and practice under my belt. I am a lumber rookie right now.
Nice Job!

-- Russ and Christina enjoying life with our two poochies!! :)

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